Europe: Antique. Original wax portrait. Shadowbox Frame & glazed. Admiral Adam Duncan. Description: Continental framed detailed wax silhouette portrait in shadowbox frame of British Admiral Adam Duncan (1731-1804) from the Revolutionary War period: Image shows the navel uniform of the day. (Height: 7", Width: 6"). The name "DUNCAN" has been painted just below the relief. Very Good +. Item #1872
Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (1 July 1731–4 August 1804) was a Scottish admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet off Camperdown (north of Haarlem) on 11 October 1797. This victory was considered one of the most significant actions in naval history (Wiki).
Extremely detailed and accurate rendering in wax of renowned Admiral Duncan as determined by comparison with paintings and related images from his period. Beeswax has darkened his image with age without altering the precision of the execution. Artist unknown. Period estimated as nearly contemporary or not long after the life of the distinguished admiral (died 1804).
From the Estate of Mark Falk.